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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Haminoeidae

Haminoea antillarum

(d'Orbigny, 1841)

Antilles Glassy Bubble

Shell size to 17 mm; shell very thin, almost globular. Sculpture of very fine spiral grooves. Color semi-transparent yellowish to whitish Compare with H. elegans (Gray, 1825), which is usually larger and has more well-defined spiral lines. Photos of live snails taken by Ángel Valdés in Sarasota Bay. Photo of stand-alone egg mass taken by Linda Shockley near Marco Island.